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Dear Friends:
Our November 10th NYPIRG Friends Happy Hour Event was a great success thanks to you! It was wonderful to see you, and thank you so much for your generous help and support along the way.
With your sustained support, NYPIRG will continue to drive public attention to the key issues of the day and have a real and positive impact on policy — from environmental protection, to consumer rights, to higher education affordability, to corruption in government, and so much more.
In one year's time, NYPIRG played a critical role in many fights that have led to major victories for the public interest, and we will continue to fight!
  • New York State stopped its policy of annually increasing tuition charged at its public colleges.
  • Schools’ drinking water will be tested for lead as a result of New York’s first-in-the-nation requirement.
  • The state has pledged to spend billions to finance New York City’s mass transit system.
  • NYPIRG registered over 27,000 new voters and ran a voter helpline that garnered significant media attention and helped voters in need.
  • We worked to bolster the state's efforts to stop the oil industry from continuing to lie to the American public about what it knows about climate change.
  • New York has pledged to meet 50 percent of its electricity demand through power generated by solar, wind, and other alternative energy sources by the year 2030.
  • NYPIRG helped launch a major campaign to stop the state’s $7.6 billion bailout of the nuclear power industry
  • We teamed up with older adults to get millennials engaged in policies to promote retirement financing.
  • NYPIRG is developing a new drinking water quality project and new programs to combat persistent hunger and housing problems among college students.
  • We hosted the New York State Attorney General as our keynote speaker at the NYPIRG Fall Conference.
  • NYPIRG continues to recruit and train another generation of civic-minded activists.
Of course, for all of this, the support of our alumni and friends is crucial. Now more than ever, we need your assistance as we grow NYPIRG bigger and better. Please make your generous, tax-deductible contribution today to help us keep fighting and winning.
Thanks again, and I hope to see you soon!

Blair Horner
Executive Director

Lawmakers have questions ahead of Gov. Cuomo's budget reveal  (WGRB Channel 6, January 16, 2017)
Mystery surrounds Gov. Cuomo's budget presentation  (WNYT Channel 13, January 16, 2017)
Pay-to-play isn't going away anytime soon  (New York Post, January 16, 2017)
Cuomo tees up ethics reforms, finds skepticism  (Oneonta Daily Star, January 12, 2017)
Cuomo addresses ethics lapses in final State of the State speech  (North Country Public Radio, January 12, 2017)
As state tour ends, fate of Cuomo's agenda lies with restive legislature  (Watertown Daily Times, January 12, 2017)
Voting Reforms Would Catch New York up to Neighboring States  (WAMC, January 11, 2017)
Groups Applaud Governor Cuomo on Commitment to Offshore Wind  (, January 11, 2017)
Cuomo comes to Albany to chart his 2017 course  (Albany Times-Union, January 10, 2017)
State government? He wrote the book  (Albany Times-Union, January 10, 2017)
Indian Point nuclear power plant eyed for shutdown  (Newsday, )
Battles brew, lawmakers stew as Capitol returns to work  (Niagara Gazette, January 7, 2017)
Now a Lobbyist, Democratic Power Broker Faces Restrictions in New Job  (Gotham Gazette, January 6, 2017)
Blair Horner discusses the new Senate rules and Governor Cuomo's proposed SUNY and CUNY tuition plan on Capitol Pressroom  (WCNY, January 6, 2017)
Report: Entergy makes deal with NY to shut down Indian Point nuke by 2021  (Syracuse Post-Standard, January 6, 2017)
Ethics With Blair Horner  (WAMC, January 4, 2017)
Bernie Sanders Joins Governor Cuomo To Announce Tuition-Free College Proposal  (Gothamist, January 3, 2017)
5 issues to watch this year in NY  (Press & Sun Bulletin, January 1, 2017)
Highlights From the Opening of the Second Avenue Subway  (The New York Times, January 1, 2017)
Enck quitting EPA, not battle for nature  (Albany Times-Union, January 1, 2017)
News Archive
Emphasizing the Massive Cost of Cuomo's Nuke Bailout to Energy Consumers, Albany Advocates Urge State Legislature to Block His Plan & Take His Own Advice on Indian Point: Close Upstate Nuke Plants Too
NYPIRG Reactions to State of the State Addresses
NYPIRG Statement Regarding the Reported Agreement to Close the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
Trouble In Toyland: 2016 Survey Finds Recalled Toys in Online Stores
New study: closing upstate's aging nuclear power plants can reduce NY's greenhouse gases & save ratepayers money. 'Green' power can dramatically increase safety & job creation.
Analysis: Despite Increase in Voter Registration, Turnout Fell Throughout New York State, Dips Uneven Throughout New York City (source:
Attend The Only Way Is Up: A Citywide Discussion to Boost Voter Turnout in New York on Friday, November 18th in Manhattan.
Analysis: More New Yorkers Are Registering to Vote; Will Voter Turn-out Remain Low? (source:
Blair Horner discusses Albany politics and the importance of voting on "It's Your System"
Watchdog Groups Call on Senate and Assembly Leaders to Hold Emergency Oversight Hearing On Allegations of Historic Bid-Rigging Scandals and Clean Contracting Reforms
NYPIRG Report: Still At Risk - Tobacco Marketing Around Brooklyn Schools
Still At Risk - Tobacco Marketing Around Brooklyn Schools (News Release)
NYPIRG's 2016 Legislative Review & Release of "Legislative Profiles"
Convention-Land: New Yorkers' Road Map To The Constitutional Convention
Turnaround: Fixing New York City's Buses (Report)
Turnaround: Fixing New York City's Buses (News Release)
NYPIRG Statement on US Senate Vote on GMO Bill
Gov't Reform Groups Call for Corruption-Busting Reform Package Now
Albany Money Machine 2016 (PDF)
Albany Money Machine 2016 (MS WORD)
Reports & Features Archive